21 Sep Rhone Valley Sale
Aah, the Rhône. It’s one of France’s best regions and we love that it offers great value AND great quality. Here are some of our favorite picks from the Rhône, including a new Marsanne from Yves Cuilleron. This full-bodied white is an awesome alternative to Chardonnay, and it has a ton of character.
2015 Yves Cuilleron Marsanne “Les Vignes d’á Côté”
On Sale $18.99
Weighty, but bright and lively too, with lots of mirabelle plum, apricot and white peach fruit flavors pumping forth, backed by verbena and citrus oil accents through the finish. Very tasty. Drink now through 2018. 200 cases imported.
91 Points, The Wine Spectator
2015 Domaine de la Mordorée Cotes du Rhone Rosé “La Dame Rousse”
On Sale $14.99
Another terrific Rosé, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone Rose la Dame Rousse is similar to the Tavel la Dame Rousse, yet is slightly more fresh and focused. Wild strawberries, citrus, mineral and underbrush all emerge from this layered, elegant, gorgeously balanced Rosé that has the freshness to stand on its own, yet the richness and complexity to go perfectly at the dinner table. Drink it over the coming year or so.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate
2014 Domaine de la Mordorée Cotes du Rhone
On Sale $15.99
A blend of grenache, syrah and carignan, this is dark and savory, the chocolate-cherry fruit held tight by firm, gravelly tannins. It feels extracted but not compacted, a sanguine, earthy wine built to last.
92 Points, Wine & Spirits (Top 100 Best Buys of 2016!!)
2014 Maison la Berthaude Cotes du Rhone
On Sale $12.99
Maison la Berthaude’s Côtes du Rhône is a beautiful garnet color. It leads with a lively nose of bright cherry, rosemary, and juniper spices. These notes continue on the palate, where they strike a great balance with the darker fruits that emerge.
2013 Chateau Saint Jean Plan de Dieu Cotes du Rhone Villages
On Sale $12.99
Nestled in amongst the great communes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, and Vacqueyras, Plan de Dieu was given the much sought after “Villages” appellation in 2005. This is a blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre, and has become our best selling Rhone wine. The average vine age is 35 years old, and like any southern Rhone, is a great red for the grill!